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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 26, 2019 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

An uneven week-end of music from Lockn this year.

First the good (not great): TTB, TAB, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Moe, and Liz Copper and the Stampede. Both TAB and TTB had guests during their second sets and the whole was unfortunately less then the sum of its parts- some of the Layla song's with TTB and Trey worked, some did not.

Now the not so good- and it's a lot. First the trainwrecks: Vulfpeck, The Revivalists, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Deva Mahal, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and most surprising Jason Isbell and the 400 unit (modern country just sucks, up there with contemporary Christian for some of the worst music of the day).

And then the tired, derivative, GD leftovers: Moonalice, JK ruining yet another band with JGB, Otiel and friends, and (sadly) Bobby and the Wolf Brothers.

How bad was Bobby? How about giving "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" a listen > https://youtu.be/kcbb86Zv_kM?t=1609

ms. micah came home during the song and the first thing she said was, "Is his guitar out of tune?"

I love Bobby, but he does his legacy no favors with performances like last night. I recently listened to the B/s from Veneta '72 were he just crushes the whole song, and it's so far from what he is capable of doing now. It was a chore to sit through it all to "Ripple". Mikaela Davis brought the only interesting musical moments of Bobby sets with her harp during B/s and C>R.

Always leave 'em laughing, so check out this from VULFPECK > https://youtu.be/KUamw18tmeg You know you are not going places when duckduckgo autofill's "Vulfpeck awful", "Vulfpeck sucks", ect.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 26, 2019 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Yeah, Bobby really needs to rethink what he's doing. I'm sure there is a love of performing that is still there, but at some point he needs to realize he'd not doing his legacy any favors by consistently rolling out performances like these. I love the guy and what he's meant to a huge portion of my life, but he's quickly becoming the Jim Rice of music (Red Sox fans will understand that reference).

Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away, know when to run.

Run, Bob, run.

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Poster: eyeballjackson Date: Aug 26, 2019 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

I liked the Soul Apostles more than you did. Let's not forget Weir's unrewarding guest spots with Edie Brickell (Deep Elem Blues) and Steel Pulse (Don;t Let Go). Or how about wasting Markus King entirely by plugging him into the Steel Pulse and (yawn) moe sets.

Weir struggled to stay in tune throughout both wolf brothers sets, and never quite got it from what I could hear. Songs interrupted by his stumbling and cursing... all the way through Ripple.

He's playing a solo show near me soon. Small venue, $150 big ones... after this, I'm definitely gonna have to pass

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 26, 2019 6:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Bobby was the king of the ball this week-end. He even got a trophy at the end of the second set for most sets (32) played at Lockn since '14. God Bless 'em. I do wish his playing was in sight of his desire and love of performing.

My bad on the Soul Apostles.They should not be in that list. I really liked Cory Henry. He is the real deal.

I do not understand all the love for young Marcus King. Someone please post a thing he has done of note. I'm still looking.

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Poster: eyeballjackson Date: Aug 27, 2019 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Markus gives the initial impression of being another "blueshammer" type shred-player, but he hets into lovely soul- and jazz-inflected stuff as well, and explores a range of guitar tones. Plus, he can SAAAANG - which makes him a total package performer.

This show from back in March has a good mix and shows off his range well, IMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtJbfeYbdLs

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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 26, 2019 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Watch Tedeschi react @ 28:08 to one particularly nasty bit of clanging. The vocals weren't terrific either.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 26, 2019 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

A tip of the hat since you watched it all.

I watched a bit of the Layla and some of the Trey with DT in the second set. I got the notion that when Trey stands next to DT he becomes Bob Weir. Am I being mean or what?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 26, 2019 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

A definite perk of these times is the viable couch tour. Almost every week-end I get to hear/see live music for free. I am grateful for it.
Three places (there are many more) to keep in mind if interested:
nugsnet
relix live stream
Tipitinas (N.O.)

> I watched a bit of the Layla and some of the Trey with DT in the second set. I got the notion that when Trey stands next to DT he becomes Bob Weir. Am I being mean or what?

Kinda right on D. TA's playing was ... restrained at the start (wide eyes much?), but he warmed up as the show went on. DT was usually seven steps ahead. A shout out to two players in TTB. Mike Mattison is an excellent vocalist, with a wide range stylistically and with his timbre. Tyler Greenwell on drums is as solid as you can get. Really enjoy his drumming.

Here's my highlight from Lockn '19 > https://youtu.be/PaJ4auxoI0E?t=8945

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 27, 2019 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

I seen it in the nba too. Players stand next to a god and all of a sudden they become fans instead. I love watching DT; so calm and serious while shoveling lightning. Fun stuff.

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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 28, 2019 5:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Love DT playing musical director, coordinating the order of the solos taken during "Nobody Knows You..." The consummate musician and 'team guy' as well.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 27, 2019 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Not sure what Isbell set you saw, but if you went in expecting "modern country" you would have been better off You Tubing Florida Georgia Line for how shitty "bro country" can get.

I'd stick Isbell in the Americana genre, along with John Moreland, Jeffrey Foucault, Justin Townes Earl and possibly Tyler Childers now that he's seemingly dropped his "screechy, angry redneck" schtick.

But seriously....Jeffrey Foucault. Name a current artist who's writing better than he is...

His best album IMO...Track 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNT4GnehCEg&;list=OLAK5uy_kv-SCrfxm2gC08X69H3nySBUB6Ug34dHg&index=1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTR6GtqzcK8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cduG9yf5mDQ


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Poster: eyeballjackson Date: Aug 27, 2019 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

He saw the Lockn set from Sunday. I saw it too, and it had a very "modern country" feel - not quite "bro country" but sorta in that direction. Disappointing and out of place.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 27, 2019 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

The Jason Isbell Mando describes is the one I was looking forward to listening to Sunday night. After his first three songs, "Anxiety" (muh xanex), "White Man's World" (muh self righteousness), and "Hope the High Road" (muh guilt) I was out. Just simply awful songs. It was not the Jason Isbell I had heard before. I did catch their last song, the (Peter Green) Fleetwood Mac song "Oh Well", which was much, much better.

Last snippit from Lockn'. The closing jam to "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad". Really enjoyed the duet that it became from DT & TA (mark 2:15:30) > https://youtu.be/PaJ4auxoI0E?t=8130

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 3, 2019 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

The first 2 of those 3 tunes are instant skips for me. HTHR isn't bad, but in the whole context of The Nashville Sound, it certainly is gratuitous. Same thing for his anthem "Cover Me Up" and "Vampires"...they have both worn thin and he plays them at EVERY.SNGLE.SHOW.

Of course, 90% of the mouth breathers in the JI400U group on Facebook thought it was the greatest set he's ever done and now "all the Dead heads will know about our boy."

He's got a much deeper catalog than he's been playing, so your observation (upon further review) is likely solid.

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Poster: dirtybuck Date: Aug 27, 2019 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Thanks for the honest recap.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Aug 27, 2019 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

thanks for the notes on the shows.
I liked some of the reggae from Steel Pulse, couldn't take Paul and his bones though

I laughed when Bob thanked Susan for joining him and then remembered eh Lovelight. Her singing Sugaree was pretty good too.

Here are some of the acts.
Neal Casal spins round at 5 43 or so

https://livestream.com/TheRelixChannel/events/8791101/videos/195443364

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Poster: LoogyHangerToo Date: Aug 27, 2019 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Steel Pulse knows it all !

https://youtu.be/-D9bQF_k2U0

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Aug 27, 2019 5:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Yea and since I don't know most of these bands, their T shirts saying Steel Pulse were welcome. The keyboard player had a good voice. His shirt was part island police, part hotel staff. I hope the lead guy can take that hair off at night

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 28, 2019 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Dang, Steel Pulse headlined a reggae fest at UCLA in the early 80s. I loved them, thought they were the future after Marley left. Then came Lucky Dube and I thought the same. Oh well. Chant a psalm everyday. :)

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Aug 28, 2019 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

I just saw the Layla and it was great. Nice guitars and I didn't have to try to figure out which is Duane and which is Eric.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 29, 2019 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Lol